Donation is driving force

Cash Boost: External Affairs at Toyota Julie Langley and Mandy Evans, Secretary of the Toyota Charitable Trust, meet Julian and Sarah Burgess of the Lumsdale Project Committee after donating �1000 to the society.
Cash Boost: External Affairs at Toyota Julie Langley and Mandy Evans, Secretary of the Toyota Charitable Trust, meet Julian and Sarah Burgess of the Lumsdale Project Committee after donating �1000 to the society.

A car manufacturer has given its support to a restoration project.

The Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust has donated £1,000 to the Arkwright Society Lumsdale Project.

The money has enabled the project to purchase a variety of items ranging from heavy duty strimmers to hand shears, which will be used to remove brambles, overgrown and self–set trees, as well as carry out repairs on boundary walls, fences and gates.

Julian Burgess, chairman of the Lumsdale Project Committee, said: “We are very grateful for the generous support given by Toyota to help the volunteers continue their work in the valley.

“Two work parties involving the friends of Lumsdale as well as the project committee members have been organised for late spring when all the tools will be put to good use.”

Nick Freeman, of Toyota Manufacturing UK, added: “We are delighted to be able to support this local project and hope that the tools will make a real difference in enhancing appreciation of our local, natural environment.”